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May 14, 2004 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-05-14

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"Restaurant -Hour
of Detroit
the magazine
Year"
2004

The Best Of Everything



Ileaucoup Praise
For Boocoo

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lunch

MONDAY - FRIDAY I I AM - 5PM

dinner

MONDAY - THURSDAY, 5PM - IOPM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 5PM - I IPM SUNDAY, 4PM - 9PM

live music and dancing in our candle-lit cellar bar

WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

unique private rooms available

1824 west 14 mile road royal oak, michigan 48073 248-655-5000

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OPEN 7 DAYS: MON.- SAT. 7 a.m. 9:30 p.m. SUN. 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.
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Wednesday, Friday and
estaurant acco-
Saturday nights at Boocoo
lades are certainly
in the downstairs candle-lit
welcomed by any
Cellar Bar ... Wednesday
operation ... but
evenings is an unofficial
especially one that has been
night out for musicians, who
open a comparatively short
many times spend their "bus-
while.
man's holiday" sitting in with
Living up to words of
Johnny's
band.
DAN
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praise is a huge challenge ...
The
same
counter bar from
KIN
RAS
and ultimately proves the
restaurants
that
preceded
Sen
for
mettle of a restaurant.
Boocoo
remains
a striking
Colu
mnist
In some cases, though,
look
...
(Alvaro's,
longevity might go out the
Taparooney's, Mitchell's).
window when a dining spot is good
Seating
for dining is 198, plus 17
enough to show that it has the sub-
bar
stools.
stance to only get better.
Shawn enjoys the kitchen ... and
This is where Boocoo, on 14 Mile
even
more so when people show much
Road west of Crooks in Royal Oak, is
appreciation
for his efforts ... One of
proving a shining light.
the
largest
sellers
is an excellent braised
After opening in December 2002,
veal
osso
buco
cooked
in red wine,
the only question was how long it
onions,
celery,
carrots,
tomato and
would take for recognition.
mushrooms,
and
braised
for five hours
Boocoo is a good dining operation
...
It
is
a
Boocoo
signature
dish.
that is continually gaining much praise
... without yet
reaching its peak.
Behind the
steadily climbing
success is its chef,
Shawn Mack,
and manager,
Robin Silveri ...
both of whom
are no doubt
confidently
thrilled that even
greater success
lies ahead.
Shawn was
sous chef at Forte
in Birmingham,
Emily's in
Northville under
Boocoos Robin Silveri and Shawn
owner/chef Rick
Halberg, and
Heaviest all-around requested item
Chimaya in Pontiac under owner/chef
is
the fine lemon sole wrapped with
Brian Polcyn ... At Boocoo, he is exec-
Jonah
crab, artichokes, mushrooms
utive chef, drawing raves for his prepa-
and grapefruit buerre-blanc ... and
ration of country European dining.
among the featured items is one not
You may have met Robin when she
found at too many restaurants,
was at the former Arriva Italia on 12
Malfatti, a duck confit with wild
Mile in Warren ... where she was Sam
mushrooms cacciatore, Swiss chard
Loccrichio's manager ... or at
and
shaved Parmesan reggiano.
D'Amato's in Royal Oak ... She and
A
lot of years ago, Shawn's great
Johnny Trudell, whose 17-piece band
grandmother made potato-ricotta piero-
plays on Wednesday nights, 7 to 11,
gis a recipe he has retained with
were at Arriva together.
minor adjustments ... grilled asparagus,
Entertainment and dancing is

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